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Google’s star AI ethics researcher, one of a few Black women in the field, says she was fired for a critical email – The Washington Post

Timnit Gebru, a star researcher who has criticized the company’s lack of diversity, emailed co-workers that she felt “constantly dehumanized.” Her managers, she…

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Google officials did not respond to requests for comment. Gebru also did not respond to requests, but in an interview Thursday with Bloomberg said Googles actions represented the most fundamental silencing. Gebru said Wednesday that she had been fired by Jeff Dean, the head of Googles AI division, for an email she had sent to Brain Women and Allies, a mailing list for researchers on the companys AI team known as Google Brain.
Her dismissal threatens to reignite anger over Googles treatment of its…

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